The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) would like to inform you about the 2016 European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) Summer School. The summer school, in partnership with the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, will offer an intensive training programme on minority issues.
The one week course, which will run between 29 August and 4 September 2016, will provide participants with a thorough knowledge of minority issues and cover a variety of topics – from the history of minority rights and international law to political participation and non-discrimination issues.
The intensive multi-disciplinary training course aims to provide in-depth knowledge and skills, and to ensure that participants develop an informed understanding of minority issues in the 21st century. The course will be delivered by experts from a diverse range of areas and European institutions.
Minority issues will be examined from the perspectives of political science, law, political theory, political sociology, history, and cultural studies. By considering key texts, the seminar seeks to familiarize participants with critical methods of analysis relevant for the discussion of minority issues in Europe.
The specific objectives of the course are: to place minority issues in the wider context of European history/politics and the practice of European governance; to enable understanding, critical analysis, and evaluation of contemporary debates concerning minorities; to promote the political and ethical implications of academic research on minority issues.
ECMI will select up to 35 scholars, researchers and professionals. They especially encourage those with a relevant academic background, NGO workers or members of the media to apply.
We at EFHR encourage anybody interested to apply for this fantastic opportunity! To find more details or to apply visit the ECMI website here. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2016.